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Pattern Characterization in Acceleration Vector Fields Developed in Complex Beam Structures Subject to an Excitation Protocol by Impulsive Forces

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Ioannis T. Georgiou

National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Paper No. DETC2012-70504, pp. 309-316; 8 pages
  • ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 1st Biennial International Conference on Dynamics for Design; 14th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 12–15, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4505-9
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


Presented are interesting results concerning aspects of the space-time characteristics of coherence patterns of ensembles of impulsive coupled acceleration signals developed in the complex domain of a physical multi-body flexible structure. A modal hammer is used to systematically pulse-interrogate the structure whereas a state of the art piezoelectric tri-axial accelerometer is used to collect at a point time series samples of coupled dynamics. We find the remarkable fact that collocated ensembles of signals of the acceleration vector field are underlain by strong spatio-temporal coherence which is robust under random experimental error introduced in the impulsive force protocol of interrogation. Coherence is characterized-identified optimally in terms of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) modes. The POD-identified space-time coherence structures, or patterns, feature an unparalleled classical modal-like characterization of coherence of collocated multi-dimensional information. The identified dominant POD spatio-temporal patterns have the space-time modulation characteristics of classical normal modes of vibration of three-dimensional coupled structural dynamics. Exploiting in full the transient dynamics and being model free, this test and evaluation modal-like identification technique can lead to a reliable certification procedure of multi-body flexible structural systems in critical applications.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME



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